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How to pack an Essentials Box

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When you are moving from Brooklyn, remember that an essentials box is the last of the moving boxes Brooklyn you should pack. An essentials box should include all the things you will need in the first hours and days in your new home. So, you need to pack things which can help you with small emergencies, meals, cleaning, etc. You will unpack an essential box first and then you will unpack the rest of your home.

What’s An Essentials Box?

Every family member who is moving should have an essential box. Every box should include essential things that you will take with you during the moving day. An essentials box is a first night box.

This box contains items you can use every day after your relocation. Also, it can include important things for the last moving preparations. An essentials box you will open first in your new home and use what you need from it.

You need to have an access to necessary things you will need first, like a meal, cleaning supplies, towels, etc. Also, your essential box will help you survive the first day, especially in case if you come before other belongings arrive on your new location. You will not hassle to find things in different boxes. Everything you need is packed in one box.

An essentials box is a first night box.
When you are moving long distance it is especially important to have an essentials box

Why is so important to pack an essential box?

When you are moving to another city or state, you need to hire long distance Brooklyn movers and to pack an essential box.  It is very important when you are moving long distance. You need to pack all the things you will need for the first week or days in your new place. So, it is very important to pack an essential box with all things that you will need.

When you have all you need in one box, it can be very handy and helpful in first days. An essential box will help you survive the moving chaos.

How to pack and prepare an Essentials Box?

Remember: your essential box should contain everything you need during the relocation and the first days in your new home. An essentials box should travel with you! So, you will have an access to your essentials during the move.

Also, it is advice to pack several first boxes that contains the basics for each room in your new home. In this way, besides you essential box you will have everything for the first days in your new home.

When it comes to packing tips for Brooklyn home, generally you need to pack the items for eating and wearing, things that keep you clean, and those that you’ll need for unpacking and first aid. Of course, medication is an essential item, so bring a few days’ supply with you.

If you are now thinking what items you need to pack, here are some suggestions.

An essentials box should include toiletries
You should pack toiletries in your essentials box

Stuff to Pack for the Whole Family

  • Toilet Paper
  • Dish soap
  • Dishtowel and dishcloth
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Coffee maker and coffee
  • Toaster
  • Canned food or unopened small jar of jam/peanut butter
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Pet food and dishes
  • Mug, plate, fork, knife, spoon for each member of the family
  • All-purpose cutting knife
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Small emergency kit
  • Flashlight/candles/matches
  • Shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.
  • A change of clothing
  • Towel for each family member
  • Important papers like passports, medical records, financial, etc.
  • Garbage bags
  • Medications
Pack medications in essentials box
Don’t forget to pack medications for the couple of days in essentials box

Kids’ Essentials in Essentials Box

When you are moving to NYC with children, you need to pack an essential box with all their needs. You need to pack all that make them safe and happy during the long trip. An essentials box for kids will make your relocation much easier and less stressful.

For example, you need to pack things like all the necessary medication, a change of clothes, favorite snacks and beverages, favorite toys, books, travel games etc. When you bring with you their favorite stuff, it will keep them occupied and happy. Also, when you arrive at your new place, these essentials and their favorite toys will keep them busy during your unpacking process.

When you are moving with kids don't forget to pack snacks in essentials box
When you have kids, it is important to pack their favorite snacks in essentials box

Tips for packing an essentials box

When you know what you need to bring with you in your essential box, you also need to know how to pack an essentials box.

  • Always pack sealed and unopened things to prevent leakage and staining the rest of your items
  • Pack your essential box on day before the move or on a moving day
  • Do not seal and tape your essential box before you leave your old house
  • Label your essential box clearly
  • Keep your essential box away from other boxes so Brooklyn movers do not accidentally load it in the moving truck
  • Essential box should travel with you. It is very important that this box arrives with you at the same time in your new home.
  • When you arrive at your new home you will unpack your essential box first

Advice for packing an essentials box

With all our tips you are now ready to pack your essential box. If today is not your moving day, then start making a list of necessary items you will pack in essential box. The most important rule is to pack all essentials you will need for the first 24 hours, or first days.

You must think about your first days in new home, so pack some food that you can quickly prepare for your family. It is much easier than searching for the grocery store when you are in new city and tired from the moving trip.

Also, don’t forget about the rule to label clearly your essential box, to avoid mistakes during loading your stuff into moving truck.

And final advice is – consider the distance of your relocation so you will know how much things you need to pack in your essential box.

A well packed essential box will help you have a pleasant moving experience without stress and worries.

Label your essentials box
After you pack an essentials box don’t forget to label it

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